HC Deb 24 April 1879 vol 245 c980

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, What is the practice as to exempting persons, becoming bound under articles of clerkship to solicitors, from the necessity of passing an examination in general knowledge, as provided by the Solicitors' Acts, 1860 and 1877?


in reply, said, the answer to the Question of his hon. and gallant Friend would be found in Section 11 of the Act of 40 & 41 Vict. c. 25, which empowers the Presidents of the Queen's Bench, Common Pleas, and Exchequer Divisions of the High Court, and the Master of the Rolls, or any one of them, on the presentation of a Memorial showing special circumstances, to allow the preliminary examination to be dispensed with. His hon. and gallant Friend was, he believed, to move for a Return on the subject, which there was no objection to grant.